Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives that will
last forever? The most effective way to do so is to point them to Jesus Christ.
This is a spiritual endeavor, so it requires prayer. Jesus once likened prayer
to knocking on a door. If we are to be effective in pointing people to Christ,
we must pray that God would open three doors. We must pray that He would open
opportunities. We are asking God to arrange divine appointments with people,
putting us in the right place and right time to talk to others about spiritual
matters. We must pray that He would open our mouths. The natural inclination is to be silent or to
stammer dumbfounded when opportunities present themselves. We should ask God to
give us the courage to speak and the wisdom to know what to say. We must also
pray that He would open people’s hearts. People do not turn to Christ because
of our compelling power of persuasion. They turn to Christ because God does a
special work in their hearts.
If you want to hear more about how we can pray to make an
impact in people’s lives, listen to our recent sermon.